January 8, 2013
Spinal cord injuries occur when trauma severs the bundle of nerves running along the bones in an individual’s back. Such an accident can result in serious damage, including loss of function and sensation in the limbs and body. The Indiana Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin point out a new study shows use of Schwann cells can help regenerate damaged nerve axons, thus improving mobility and bodily function in spinal cord injury victims.
An article from Science Codex explains researchers examined the cases of a group of rats that were modeled with a specific type of spinal cord injury. They were then injected with the elongated cells, which then quickly began to reconnect axons, over scarred areas where nerve connections had previously been broken through several chemical processes.
The regeneration of axon connections resulted in improved mobility and bodily functions in the subjects of the study, prompting researchers to believe the findings may one day be used to help human patients who have suffered serious injuries.
The law firm’s team of Indiana Personal Injury Lawyers applauds the efforts being made to find new ways to treat the victims of spinal cord injuries. The firm is hopeful the discoveries being made will one day be used to improve the lives of those who suffer such a debilitating injury.